6’1” Powerful Defender Set To Dump Mertesacker Out This Summer

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Arsenal have turned their attention to Atlanta’s defender Frank Kessie in a bid to shore up their defence.

The 19-year-old Ivory Coast international who is primarily a centre back but can play as a defensive midfielder has been very impressive on loan at Cesena this season, prompting interests from top European clubs.

The four cap youngster who has been compared to Yaya Toure due to his style of play has made 29 appearances this season for Cesena, scoring 3 goals and his agent stated that top Serie A clubs and European clubs are after him.

He also revealed that Arsenal has been scouting the youngster fr sometime now and also confirmed interest from Schalke when asked to comment of rumours surrounding his client’s transfer.

“All the best Serie A clubs too, but there are lot of foreign clubs monitoring his progress. The ones you mentioned are included –actually the English one (Arsenal) have scouted him a couple of times already.

Wenger admitted to making a mistake by letting Yaya Toure slip through his hands, it’s likely he won’t let the chance to rectify that mistake pass him.

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